Contact: Cylenthia LaToye Miller
Phone: (313) 876-0674
Proposed Award Amount: $300,000
Community Served: City
Project Emphasis: People with disabilities.
Summary Paragraph: This grant, Building Workers for Detroits Future, will fund assistive technology as well as positions for one full-time and one part-time Program Navigator, who will work directly with youth with disabilities enrolled in WIA youth programs. Thus, this grant will expand the capacity of two existing grants from the U.S. Department of Labors Office of Disability Employment (ODEP): Customized Employment for People with Disabilities and the Innovative Demonstration Grant for Youth with Disabilities. In addition to coordinating with these ongoing disability grants, this project will support the process of the Detroit Workforce Development Boards Disability Task Force, which oversees access to services by One Stop system providers, including vocational rehabilitation providers.
Detroit Workforce Boards Disability Task Force is comprised of members who